Write an equation for a in the diagram giving reasons. Solve this equation to find the angles a and B giving reasons.

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- April 23rd 2008, 06:26 PMstellina_91angles - equation 2
Write an equation for a in the diagram giving reasons. Solve this equation to find the angles a and B giving reasons.

- April 23rd 2008, 06:39 PMo_O
You know that opposite angles are equal to one another. So the angle of the bottom left-hand corner of the paralleogram is also B. Now, since this B and 3a lie on a line, you know that:

Also, you know that adjacent angles of a parallelogram are supplementary (they add up to 180). So you have that

Use these equations to solve for a and B.